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As many people here on Mastodon are enthusiastic about tech, I want to draw attention to the sustainability issues around this topic.

Anyone living in our high-tech world should learn about this:

"The embodied energy of the memory chip alone already exceeds the energy consumption of a laptop during its life expectancy of 3 years."

I highly recommend everyone read this article and look through the site.

(Site is solar powered and can be down in mornings, check later)

Nur zur Erinnerung: Datenschützer sind nicht gegen Digitalisierung, sondern für eine bessere Digitalisierung. Wir lehnen bestimmte Geschäftsmodelle ab, die IT-Sicherheit vernachlässigen und Datenschutz ignorieren

While everybody has been talking about , we currently have the largest outbreak with more than 6000 deaths in the DR Congo, which is hardly getting any attention:

New study on top 10k websites:
🔹99% of the cookies are for tracking
🔹1 third party can trigger a tree of up to 8 other services
🔹62% of the embeds fluctuate (you can't foresee what they trigger)
🔹93% send data in countries without GDPR/Privacy Shield


@frommMoritz yes it is the page. Black UI patterns at its best. :troll:

Right now has a lot of cool games on sale, I highly recommend having a look!

Among them for example a lot of awesome games like the original 1+2, as well as Knights of the Old Republic 1+2 etc, I admit I got myself a few of them.

Have a look if you want to truly own your games!

NLNet @NGIZero has approved funding for #ForgeFed !

There are many potential tasks and related projects that haven't been taken by anyone yet. This is an amazing chance to get funded for working on an awesome free software and decentralized internet project!

ForgeFed work and funding plan:

If there's a task you'd like to grab/suggest/discuss, please comment here 🙂

Oh btw our first spec draft release is coming soon 😍😍😍


Alles, was wir wegschmeißen, ist nicht weg, sondern nur woanders.

Sponsoring gesucht! Wir suchen noch Unternehmen, die uns finanziell bei der Durchführung von Jugend hackt - Mädchen vernetzen unterstützen. Meldet euch!

Microsoft und Co. an Schulen? Das geht gar nicht. Warum erklärt der nachfolgende Kommentar. Leitet ihn bitte an Eltern, Schüler, Lehrer, Entscheidungsträger etc. weiter - es gilt die digitale Mündigkeit zu bewahren. 🧙‍♂️

Nutzt E-Mail, Messenger, das Fediverse etc. zur Verbreitung.

Vielen Dank! ❤️

Every day I pick #plastic #waste people have discarded along my #footpaths.

It pisses me off that companies are allowed to package or sell these. Young kids don't appreciate the impact yet. And then there are "grown-ups" that never grew up to the world's problems.

Please don't condone these companies, don't buy confectioneries in #SingleUse plastics.

🔍 The Read Rust website now has full text search for posts — it's basically a #Rust blog post search engine!

It searches post title, tags, summary, and author.

Die Petition gegen die zentrale Speicherung von Patientendaten braucht innerhalb von 12 Tagen noch ganz viele Unterschriften.

Richard D. Precht:

"Im Mittelpunkt, heißt es auf allen Digitalkonferenzen, muss der Mensch stehen. Aber das sagen die Kannibalen auch."

If you are a web developer trying to keep spambots out, DO NOT use reCAPTCHA. It is an unethical privacy invasion that follows people around the Web and stops disabled people from accessing information or services for no good reason.

Instead, just ask a (very) simple logic puzzle from a decent-sized set. Ask the questions in regular text and give an option to change puzzles. Switch out the library of puzzles occasionally. This will stop the vast majority of spambots.

Telefónica Deutschland: USA, nicht China, haben deutsche Netze angegriffen via @golem

Seit dem attac-Urteil hat das Berliner Finanzamt zahlreiche Vereine ins Visier genommen, um ihnen die Gemeinnützigkeit zu entziehen. Nun die Schocknachricht: Offenbar soll es auch uns treffen! Das Finanzamt will uns, dem ebenfalls in Berlin eingetragenen e.V., die Gemeinnützigkeit entziehen. Damit geht der gewaltige Angriff auf unsere Zivilgesellschaft weiter.

Same piece of (I think Plum) wood, just cut differently. Left is cut along the grain, right is cut cross-grain. I love wood! 😍

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